My advice to all 2013 grads….

I have been out of college for 25 years. My first job (and first career) was with a large power utility company. Shortly after I was hired, the company was affected by deregulation of the utility industry. They had prided themselves on never having a layoff, even during the great depression. With deregulation came a new CEO, and with the new CEO came much change. I saw people that has 20+ years with the company fired, they called it involuntary separation. Their reality and their world came crashing down around them.

Fast forward 25 years and I see the same thing happening today with state employees. Our state governor is taking on the same lean and mean approach to the state budget, although not as harsh, they are seeing their health insurance go up, furlough days mandated, and ultimately their relative waged decreased.

I read somewhere “Everyone has a temporary job, just most of us are in denial.”

So rather than looking for “job security”, strive for “job marketability”. In fact, read this book by Dawn Rasmussen.

This way when things get sour where you work, whether it be involuntary or voluntary separation, getting that next job in your career is not as painful.


SkyDrive Pro client for Windows now available

Today, Microsoft announced the release of SkyDrive Pro client for windows.

This is great for K1 (kiosk) licensed users of Office 365. While they might not have Office 2013, can still access their files on the local machine.

It can also be installed side-by-side with previous versions of Office (Office 2010, Office 2007).

Read the official blog from Microsoft here.

Move Fails in office 365 with empty domain

I have had a few failed moves in office 365.
This is a hybrid configuration with adsync enabled.
Note the extra space where the arrow is in the first image, normally it would say something like “…domain abc.local because…”
In this case, it is just an extra blank space
Here is how I fixed it.
· I disconnected the mailbox from the user. (that is a disable in EMC)
· Forced sync to the cloud on the adsync server (see second image)
· Reconnected the mailbox to the original user in “disconnected mailbox” section of EMC
· Forced sync (again) to the cloud on the adsync server
· Then attempt a move and I it was successful !!